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Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler, Kill Widow in Kogi State


Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler, Kill Widow in Kogi State

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Unknown gunmen have abducted the traditional chief of Oghara, an agrarian community in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state.

The hoodlums killed a widow in the attack.

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It was gathered that the traditional ruler, Chief David Obadofin and one Temidayo Elewa were abducted in the attack.

At the time of filling this report, the kidnappers have not made any contact, raising the level of apprehension among the locals.

The Kogi state police command spokesman, SP William Aya, while confirming the incident, said the hoodlums were said to have arrived the palace around 3am on Tuesday while residents were sleeping and shot sporadically to scare residents before gaining access to the palace.

Chief Obadofin, a major cashew farmer and one of his boys were seated in front of his house enjoying the cool breeze, when a staccato of gunshots jolted them to alert.

Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler, Kill Widow in Kogi State

Toyin Onare, a widow who had gone to lend a hand in the farm received a bullet. Promptly, the gunmen whisked the traditional ruler and Temidayo, away abandoning the poor widow in a pool of blood. One person, however, escaped, to tell the story.

Toyin was rushed to hospital in Kabba, headquarters of the LGA, about 35 minutes drive away. Unfortunately, she was confirmed dead on arrival.

“This is a terrible situation. Fulani herdsmen have long surrounded us. We raised alarm when they started coming, but our concerns were ignored. Now we are seeing the result. This is unfortunate. Government should quickly come to our rescue,” a source crave anonymity said.

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